NHL and its Players' Association have been silent over the last few days as the work stoppage continues. NHLPA special counsel Steve Fehr told ESPN New York the two sides have not even spoken since Friday, when the league made an attempt to send the lockout to court. Fehr added that it would only take a phone call from the league to get talks to resume.
The league filed a class action complaint in New York federal court and filed an Unfair Labor Practice charge with the National Labor Relations Board Friday. The NHLPA countered by starting a vote on whether to authorize the executive board to disclaim interest moving forward.
The union's 700-plus players are currently in the process of voting with results expected Friday.